After a 30-20 season playing in one of the best conferences in the nation, ASU softball was selected to the Oxford Regional.
ASU softball is back in the NCAA Tournament and for the first time in three seasons, Arizona State will not be heading to the Baton Rouge Regional.
The Sun Devils were selected to the Oxford Regional joining the 12th overall seed Ole Miss, North Carolina and Southern Illinois.
Arizona State will face off against North Carolina Friday in the first game of a double-elimination regional.
The Sun Devils were one of eight Pac-12 teams to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament, including five teams earning national seeds.
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Arizona State’s first opponent, North Carolina, completed a 38-19 season and finishing tied for third place in the ACC with a 14-9 conference record.
The Tar Heels reached the ACC Tournament Championship Game falling to eventual No. 4 overall seed Florida State 4-3.
Following the ASU-UNC game, it will be Southern Illinois versus the No. 12 overall seed Ole Miss.
The Rebels finished a 40-18 campaign and are coming off an SEC Tournament championship defeating LSU 5-1 in the championship game Saturday.
As the No. 8 seed, Ole Miss became the lowest seed ever in SEC Tournament history to win the title.
The tournament title for Rebels catapulted them to the No. 12 overall seed despite finishing eighth in the SEC, who got all 13 teams into the NCAA Tournament.
Ole Miss will face Southern Illinois, who are coming off a 33-22 season winning the Missouri Valley Tournament championship defeating the top two seeds in No. 2 Illinois State and No. 1 Northern Iowa.
The Oxford Regional will get underway Friday at 4 p.m. PST with Arizona State-North Carolina and can be seen on ESPN.